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Title: The Ethnography of Communication
Subtitle: An Introduction
Written By: Muriel Saville-Troike
URL: http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/book.asp?ref=0631228411
Description:

The Ethnography of Communication presents the terms and concepts which are essential for discussing how and why language is used and how its use varies in different cultures.

- Presents the essential terms and concepts introduced and developed by Dell Hymes and others and surveys the most important findings and applications of their work.
- Draws on insights from social anthropology and psycholinguistics in investigating the patterning of communicative behavior in specific cultural settings.
- Includes two completely new chapters on contrasts in patterns of communication and on politeness, power, and politics.
- Incorporates a broad range of examples and illustrations from many languages and cultures for analyzing patterns of communicative phenomena.

Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Sociolinguistics
Anthropological Linguistics
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Versions:
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 063122842X
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 336
Prices: U.K. £ 16.99
U.S. $ 32.95

 
 
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0631228411
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 336
Prices: U.K. £ 55.00
U.S. $ 67.95